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  • ForeFlight Synthetic Vision is Coming

    ForeFlight
    ForeFlight
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    We are excited to unveil our visually stunning, high performance synthetic vision platform for ForeFlight Mobile. With features like luminous terrain, night sky, FAA styled runway numbers, and a brilliant obstacle awareness system, we believe you will find flying with ForeFlight Synthetic Vision a joy. Synthetic Vision will be available with ForeFlight Mobile version 6.6 as an add-on to your Standard or Pro subscription, in both the United States and Canada. The update will be available soon after the Christmas holiday for $25/year. Start the New Year with a significant upgrade to your flight…
  • Canadian bush pilots pen books about early days of flying

    Aviation eBrief
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Clarence Moore and Rudy Johnson, longtime members of the Williams Lake Flying Club in a remote area of British Columbia, Cana -More- 
  • Crazy formations

    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points
    Al Marsh
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    You can see Jetman Yves Rossi in formation with an aerobatic airplane flown by aerobatics champion Veres Zoltán while it is performing stunts here. In 2015 Rossi will fly in formation with Zoltán, who will swap out his airplane for a wing strapped to his back with jet motors on it that were built for model airplanes like Rossi has, and you will see that they have already practiced their new act at the end of this video. Or, in an unrelated event done by a different set of pilots, you can see an aerobatic airplane fly in formation with a parachute guy here.
  • U.S., U.K. pursue closer collaboration on cyberdefense

    AIA dailyLead®
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    The U.S. and U.K.  -More- 
  • Honeywell Teams With Saudi Oger And GDC Technics

    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Honeywell Aerospace scored two firsts for the region at the recent Middle East Business Aviation show in Dubai when it signed up construction and management giant Saudi Oger as the launch customer in the region for its Boeing Business Jet avionics maintenance plan, and an unnamed launch customer for its BBJ 131-9B auxiliary power unit maintenance plan. It also appointed Arab-owned, U.S.-based GDC Technics to retrofit its JetWave satellite communications system in Airbus and Boeing VIP aircraft. read more
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    ForeFlight

  • ForeFlight Synthetic Vision is Coming

    ForeFlight
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    We are excited to unveil our visually stunning, high performance synthetic vision platform for ForeFlight Mobile. With features like luminous terrain, night sky, FAA styled runway numbers, and a brilliant obstacle awareness system, we believe you will find flying with ForeFlight Synthetic Vision a joy. Synthetic Vision will be available with ForeFlight Mobile version 6.6 as an add-on to your Standard or Pro subscription, in both the United States and Canada. The update will be available soon after the Christmas holiday for $25/year. Start the New Year with a significant upgrade to your flight…
  • PIREPs: Not Just For Pilots

    Scott Dennstaedt
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    Pilot weather reports or more simply PIREPs are not just a private conversation between you and a Flight Watch specialist – they are a broadcast to the world. As such, PIREPs are not only consumed by fellow pilots, but they are essential to many other stakeholders in aviation. This includes air traffic controllers, dispatchers and weather forecasters. In fact, forecasters at the Aviation Weather Center (AWC) in Kansas City, Missouri, are alerted anytime an urgent PIREP is filed. They affectionally call this alert the “Kmart blue light special” since an audible alarm is…
  • Bulletin: December 11 Data Updates

    ForeFlight Data Team
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    Important Update December 12, 2014: We discovered 44 obstacle departure procedure documents provided in the Dec 11 database updates are not viewable when disconnected from the Internet. Updated databases are available for download from within ForeFlight Mobile. The following airports were affected: KAPC, KASE, KBOI, KBZN, KCEZ, KCOE, KDAG, KDAL, KDVT, KFFZ, KGCN, KGEU, KGJT, KGPI, KGYR, KHKY, KHLN, KIWA, KJAC, KLAR, KLGU, KMEV, KMSO, KMTJ, KNFG, KNID, KOGD, KPIH, KPRC, KPVU, KRHV, KRYN, KSDL, KTRI, KTRK, KVGT, KWVI, KYKM, PADQ, PAJN, PAKT, PHMK, PHNL, PHTO We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Cold-air Damming Event East of Appalachians

    Scott Dennstaedt
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:38 pm
    The new color-enhanced satellite layer in the ForeFlight Mobile app typically provides an excellent representation of the overall cloud cover.  This morning, however, it wasn’t telling the whole story as an early December cold-air damming event took control of the airspace east of the Appalachian Mountains. In these events, cool, dense air gets wedged up against the mountains as radiational cooling in the overnight hours allows the clouds to build down to the surface to produce today’s nasty ground fog event. Most airports east of the mountains all the way to the shore were…
  • ForeFlight Mobile’s Helper Messages Make Filing Easier

    ForeFlight
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    ForeFlight Mobile has two kinds of helper messages to assist with the flight plan filing process. These messages ensure that you file with accuracy and avoid potential issues with ATC down the line. The first type of helper message is a warning. Warnings are new in ForeFlight Mobile version 6.5 and appear when something doesn’t look quite right in the Route or Altitude fields. In the route field, the main thing ForeFlight will be looking for is an invalid or mistyped fix. The warning gives you an opportunity to double-check that you have entered the route as intended before you file. There…
 
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    Aviation eBrief

  • Canadian bush pilots pen books about early days of flying

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Clarence Moore and Rudy Johnson, longtime members of the Williams Lake Flying Club in a remote area of British Columbia, Cana -More- 
  • "Learn & Earn" challenge kicks off

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Enter the Air Safety Institute's new "Learn & Earn Safety Challenge" for a chance to win a Stratus 2 Automatic Dependent Surv -More- The only thing better than staying in a GREAT hotel? Staying in a great hotel for 55% less! AOPA members get FREE memberships to LMT Club. With the world's lowest travel rates, LMT Club members can access exclusive prices on hotels, vacation homes, flights, activities, and even cruises. Visit the AOPA Lifestyles website NOW to sign up for LMT Club!
  • Dassault ultra-long-range Falcon 8X is unveiled at Bordeaux-Merignac

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Dassault Aviation unveiled the first ultra-long-range Falcon 8X at a customer event at its facility in Bordeaux-Merignac, Fra -More- Finance your Aircraft with AirFleet Capital. Get approved for an aircraft loan in 1-2 business days! We provide low rates and terms to 20 years on new & used aircraft along with fast, personal service and an experienced staff to make the process simple. With great values on aircraft and our low rates, it's the time to finance. Call (800)390-4324 or request a quote at AirFleetCapital.com
  • Honoring Bob Hoover, FAA No. 2 gets his ticket

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    This week, hear what aviation legend Bob Hoover has to say about receiving the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the Natio -More- 
  • Va. airport hopes name change will bring new traffic

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Chesterfield County Airport in Virginia has been renamed the Richmond Executive Airport.  -More- 
 
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    Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News

  • Honeywell Teams With Saudi Oger And GDC Technics

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Honeywell Aerospace scored two firsts for the region at the recent Middle East Business Aviation show in Dubai when it signed up construction and management giant Saudi Oger as the launch customer in the region for its Boeing Business Jet avionics maintenance plan, and an unnamed launch customer for its BBJ 131-9B auxiliary power unit maintenance plan. It also appointed Arab-owned, U.S.-based GDC Technics to retrofit its JetWave satellite communications system in Airbus and Boeing VIP aircraft. read more
  • RUAG Completes Europe’s First Falcon 2000 Pro Line 21 Upgrade

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    RUAG Aviation recently completed the first upgrade in Europe of a Falcon 2000 with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics replacing the aircraft’s Pro Line 4 cockpit. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and FAA-approved upgrade is also available for the Falcon 2000EX. RUAG carried out the upgrade at its Lugano, Switzerland, facility during a 3C inspection, which was itself the first performed at that location.  read more
  • North American Flight Activity Sees 13-Month Growth

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Signs of a recovery in the business aviation sector are reinforced by predictions of a 13-consecutive-month increase in flight activity when the December figures come in. Analysts at TRAQPak estimate there will be 1.4% growth in overall flight activity year over year in December, following a 3.7% increase in November vs. the same month a year earlier. TRAQPac is the intelligence data arm of Argus International. The results by operational category were positive across the board, with Part 135 reporting the largest growth, up 8.6%. read more
  • Turbomeca Marks Two Major Milestones

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Two major milestones coincided within days of each other at Turbomeca, the French manufacturer of helicopter engines: the 40th anniversary of the first flight of its Arriel engine, and the entry into service of its latest engine, the Arrius 2B2 Plus. The Arrius B2B Plus entered service this month on an Airbus Helicopter EC135 T3 with Italian mountain rescue operator Aiut Alpin Dolomites.  read more
  • Vincent Tchengang to Head ACJC

    1 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Vincent Tchengang, formerly Airbus regional sales director covering airlines in Africa and the Indian Ocean, has joined the Airbus Corporate Jet Center (ACJC) as its new head of services sales. He will manage a team of sales directors dedicated to VIP services marketing worldwide.
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    AOPA Pilot Blog: Reporting Points

  • Crazy formations

    Al Marsh
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    You can see Jetman Yves Rossi in formation with an aerobatic airplane flown by aerobatics champion Veres Zoltán while it is performing stunts here. In 2015 Rossi will fly in formation with Zoltán, who will swap out his airplane for a wing strapped to his back with jet motors on it that were built for model airplanes like Rossi has, and you will see that they have already practiced their new act at the end of this video. Or, in an unrelated event done by a different set of pilots, you can see an aerobatic airplane fly in formation with a parachute guy here.
  • You can own the first Hasselblad in space

    Mike Collins
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    You could own the camera that captured this iconic image. Photography 52 years ago didn’t mean whipping out your iPhone, or even grabbing for a digital single-lens-reflex camera. It was the early days of the space program, and even 35 mm film cameras weren’t considered up to the challenge. So as Wally Schirra prepared to orbit the Earth six times on Mercury 8, which would be the country’s fifth manned space mission, he had to think carefully about how to document the nine-hour flight. Astronaut Wally Schirra, center, with the Hasselblad 500c camera he carried into space. Ultimately he…
  • Your flying car will be ready soon

    Al Marsh
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Yeah, right. The Sovakian AeroMobile 3.0 flying car has made another splash in the news by appearing at another trade conference, the most recent one being the Pioneers Festival at Vienna’s Hofburg Palace. The first public presentation was in 2007 at Aero-Friedrichshafen in Germany.  You can see a video about the car here  (four minutes, cue the eerie music). The prototype actually works, doing 100 mph on the ground and a promised 124 mph in the air. The price (you can’t get one yet) is said to be like that of a super luxury car, which leaves one guessing. A 2014 Lamborghini…
  • Your private Boeing 747 will be ready soon

    Al Marsh
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Lufthansa Technik is the Cadillac of interior design when it comes to lavish, wildly over the top luxury interiors for private airliners. There are two of this particular $480 million aircraft (including interior) in progress at Hamburg, Germany, and will be completed by spring. Don’t miss out!
  • Red Bull race in Las Vegas is this weekend

    Al Marsh
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Takes awhile to figure out this publicity photo for the Red Bull Race in Las Vegas this weekend. The lower half of the photo is a reflection of the formation. Kirby Chambliss, Nigel Lamb of England, Pete McLeod of Canada and Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic flew above Lake Mead, the country’s largest reservoir.  Click on it to enlarge.
 
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  • Magneto check

    psequeira
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    I happened to read the following, but it did not make any sense. “During the runup, when switching magnetos from “BOTH” to “RIGHT”, you notice no RPM drop. This indicates the left P-lead is not grounding or the engine has been running only on the right magneto because the left magneto has totally failed” Here’s what I don’t understand: If the left magneto has totally failed and only the right magneto is being used, wouldn’t that instead cause a decrease in RPM? Since dual ignition causes a complete and even combustion of the fuel/air…
  • Magneto check

    psequeira
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:54 pm
    I happened to read the following, but it did not make any sense. “During the runup, when switching magnetos from “BOTH” to “RIGHT”, you notice no RPM drop. This indicates the left P-lead is not grounding or the engine has been running only on the right magneto because the left magneto has totally failed” Here’s what I don’t understand: If the left magneto has totally failed and only the right magneto is being used, wouldn’t that instead cause a decrease in RPM? Since dual ignition causes a complete and even combustion of the fuel/air…
  • How to get temporal license if pass the CATS aboard.

    Shih-Cheng Chang
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    Let’s say if someone pass ground instructor exam in CATS center in Japan…how he can find a FSDO to get temporal ground instructor license? Does he need to fly back to US to get one FSDO?
  • IFR flight plan practice

    Kat Allen
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Is it possible to file and fly an IFR plan solo on a VFR day? I know I can’t fly IFR in IMC without a CFI, but could I do it if the actual conditions were clear and cloud free? I’d like to practice both some solo XC time and the IFR process of filing the plan, using victor airways, and one or two IFR approaches.  Sorry to have to ask here but my school is in “flux” and my CFI changes ever other week so I don’t have a reliable local source to ask!
  • Use of the practice area

    Jeff LeFebvre
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    My practice area is just south of  an active military base (Wheeler Army Airfield -PHHI) and a few miles west of Class B Honolulu International  (PHNL).  While entering the practice area my instructer tells me I only need to call PHHI once when entering when they are open.. But when they are closed I should make regular calls to traffic on the CTAF as I perform different maneuvers at different altitudes… This is a very busy practice area… I prefer to make calls every few minutes and don’t get the sense that the controller at the army base is coordinating traffic.   Q1.
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    Aviation Mentor

  • Simple Things

    John Ewing
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Whether it's wrist watches, iPads, flash lights, kneeboards, or ADS-B receivers, pilots love gadgets. We love the features our smart phones, tables, and GPS units have to offer, but complexity comes at a cost and at the end of the day, simple things often serve us best.  Here's my list of simple, yet effective tools I like to keep in my flight bag.Pen (or Pencil) and PaperWriting on your iPad or tablet can be very handy, but cockpit resource management solutions tend to be intensely individual: What works for one pilot can seem unworkable to another pilot. The truth is that sometimes you…
  • November 2014 Photos

    John Ewing
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Night approach, HaywardBeneath a Tupperware skyBetween layers, near HealdsburgCFI's lunch, Crixa Style!Cruising on a whole different levelNight approach over the East BayDuring egine out practice, smiling is optionalAdjusting to a new work environmentHolding as published at REBASInstrument practice with The Best Hood™Approaching KANAN, LDA 19R Monterey SunsetSacramento DeltaOn TOP of the weather, for a change ... More layers ...Approach preparationSTAR preparation
  • Frying without a Skillet

    John Ewing
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    There has always been (and probably always will be) a group of less proficient pilots who key the mic and take up valuable air time as they natter on, collecting their thoughts as they go, talking to ATC in an oddly conversational style. And there's another group, desperate to belong, who insist using non-standard/hip phraseology, putting their assigned transponder code "in the box," the altimeter setting "on the meter," and responding "with a flash" to ATC requests to "ident." Of course there are pilots who respond to traffic calls saying they have the other aircraft "on TCAS" or "on the…
  • Late October 2014 Photos

    John Ewing
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Direct PomonaArtsy SunsetFirst storm of Autumn SeasonAutopilot On, Nothing much to do ...Dueling Winglets @ KACVEngine-out ILS: What a zero sideslip looks like on the G1000On top, near FortunaRight crosswind, Byron ...Over Sears Point ... er, I mean Infineon RacewayVectors OaklandDescent into LA BasinAnother long drive home ...
  • September 2014 Photos

    John Ewing
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    On top, near ALTAMVicinity of FOOTOAccidental photo of aviation "giant"Dodging Cloud TopsEngine-out Practice near KCCRFound some shade ...Looking for shade ...Vectors KLVK ILS 25R
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    Cockpit Conversation

  • The Days I Don't

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I'm sitting in a hotel room in British Columbia while an airplane my company wants in Alberta sits on the ramp at the local airport. It's a nice airplane, but some of the equipment that required for dispatch into "known ice" has been removed for weight consideration, so with today's cold weather and convective conditions, it isn't safe or legal to fly it over the mountains. The clouds are too low to go under, too high to go over, and too highly composed of supercooled (liquid below zero) water droplets to go through. And, to be thorough, I should add too extensive to go around. An air mass…
  • Information Asynchrony

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As anyone who has tried to contact me through my blog e-mail knows, I'm not amazingly responsive there. It's not by accident, and I'm not ashamed of it. While I love you guys, my blog is a hobby, and the e-mail account attached to it is like a sub-hobby of my hobby. But I happened to look at it this week, and found a request for participants in a research study on a topic that interests me: pilot-ATC communications. It's very important that information relayed between pilots and controllers be clear and understood by both parties, but it also needs to be sent efficiently. Recently I had a…
  • Out of My Nose

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Six hours ago I was woken for work. Five hours ago I arrived at the airport. Four and a half hours ago I had completed a preflight inspection, towed an airplane out of the hangar, and was supervising fuelling. Three and a half hours ago I knew the weather forecasts everywhere in our purview, and was out of Candy Crush lives and unread Facebook entries. Forty-five minutes ago I was told I would be released from duty in thirty minutes. Half an hour ago I called friends to say I could be at their place in forty-five minutes. Twenty minutes ago I was given a destination to fly to. Nineteen…
  • Risk

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    “There is a risk involved — anything flying, there is risk.” The above quote is from a drone operator. The drone was part of a restaurant promotion in which helicopters bearing mistletoe and cameras swoop over patrons, trying to get them to kiss for the audience. Someone got hurt. Two things here: One, there's risk in anything. After an incident, the nature of the risk is the question, not the answer. Two, if you have an incident, shut up and let the spokesperson talk to the media. Your job is to spin the blades, not the story. Sorry about the posting drought. You all probably know by…
  • Geo Referencing

    6 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You have at some point probably seen a movie or a television show, usually for children, that uses a gimmick where a story in a book comes to life, or morph into the action of the show. Usually the pages of a book are shown on screen, with text introducing the story, and then a picture. The picture becomes live action, or perhaps the pictures move around in the text. In a movie it's a sufficiently common device that you know if it starts that way, the movie will end back on the printed page with the ornate words The End. But imagine if you were reading a regular, real book. A familiar…
 
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    Indy Transponder

  • Where's the news?

    XPDR
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    It's a time thing, you know?The news never stops - so we're regrouping.  How do we deliver it faster?  How do we save some time?  We do this because we love the aviation community, but there is only so much that can be done with the limited time available - so the river of news LIVES HERE now.  It gets updated a number of times a day.  So, while we're about and about, we click SHARE, and it gets posted here.THE NEWS IS HERE
  • Still Time to Make a Difference for "Right Footed"

    XPDR
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    HELP US SHARE JESSICA'S MESSAGE WITH THE WORLDAfter three years of work we've just put the finishing touches on the film festival version of "Right Footed".  In 2015, we'll be showing the film at festivals around the USA and the world -- but in order to pay for our score, sound mix and "on-line" we need your help!Visit www.RightFootedmovie.comto make your tax-deductible donation, get a poster signed by Jessica and other swag, and check out exciting new videos from the film -- and the cutting room floor!Nick Spark | nicktspark@gmail.com | Nick Spark Productions LLC | 8911 Gibson Street |…
  • Air14 air show at Payernes Switzerland

    XPDR
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    submitted by Frederic Cottin:From the show earlier this summer. This meeting was organized to celebrate the century of Swiss military air force and all aircraft lovers in Europe were very exited about it, because generaly Swiss Air Force meeting are quite awesome!  It's not an exaggeration to say that it was the best meeting in Europe this year and maybe the best meeting of the last ten years!  The show was a complete success with, at least, 400 000 visitors during the four days.Click the photo below for a full photo album:
  • Pacific Aviation Museum presents With Their Voices Raised

    XPDR
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    More Info Here
  • Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing

    XPDR
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    Peachtree City (GA) – On Saturday, November 8th, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored at Peachtree City’s 2014 Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing.   The program will be held during the flying museum’s fourth annual Veterans Day Open House, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  The open house and program is free to the public.The open house will begin at 9:00 a.m. with tours of the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility museum and workshop where vintage aircraft are restored and maintained.  Volunteers will be on…
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    Grosir Ace Maxs PLus

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    1 Dec 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Grosir Ace Maxs plus -, Kami adalah agen ace maxs yang sudah lama memasarkan produk ace maxs secara online maupun offline, khusus untuk penjualan online kami menerima pemesanan dari seluruh daerah di Indonesia via jasa pengiriman Jne. Sehingga anda tidak perlu repot untuk datang ke lokasi kami, tinggal menunggu saja dirumah barangpun akan datang.Grosir Ace Maxs plusKami menerima pemesanan ace maxs secara grosir maupun eceran, walaupun anda hanya pesan satu botol kami akan layani dengan senang hati. Untuk harganya anda bisa melihat di list berikut ini:GO  : Jumlah Pesanan : Nama : Alamat…
 
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    Airplane Geeks Podcast

  • AirplaneGeeks 329 Air Taxi

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    An air taxi operation, cabin branding at Delta, Phenom 100 crash initial findings, IATA recommendations for airline tracking, Airbus A380 orders, and A350 first delivery in the news. Guest William Herp is CEO and Co-Founder of Linear Air. Bill holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, is single-pilot type-rated in the Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet, and is Director of Operations of Linear Air’s Eclipse charter management company, as well as CEO of Linear Air’s air taxi digital marketplace. We talk about the air taxi business, how it operates today, and where it is headed. Bill likes to…
  • AirplaneGeeks 328 ExpressJet Airlines Flight Operations

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:36 am
    A regional airline’s flight operations center, NTSB report on 787 battery fire, a cracked Dreamliner window, outgoing TSA security chief John Pistole, why cheap fuel might not be a good thing, and airports that court avgeeks. Guest Brad Sheehan is Vice President of Flight Operations at ExpressJet Airlines. He’s responsible for the daily operations of more than 4,000 pilots and all Flight Operations functions. We talk about the responsibilities of Flight Operations, managing “irregular operations” such as weather events, and accommodating passengers when there are disruptions.
  • AirplaneGeeks 327 Dogs and Drones

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:38 am
    Dogs and other animals that fly, an update on unmanned aerial vehicles, charitable aviation organizations that provide transportation to those in need, the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Wirraway, and flying GA in the US and Europe. Guest Victoria Zajko is a pilot and she works in the aviation insurance business, supporting general, corporate, and business aviation needs. She is a Co-Host on the Stuck Mic AvCast, blogs at The Pixie Pilot, and is Coauthor of the new Turbo the Flying Dog book series. Turbo flies everywhere with her, and the dog has a Facebook page and is on Twitter.
  • AirplaneGeeks 326 Aviation Job Boards

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Finding employment through aviation job boards, a new airline seating idea, KLM caters to avgeeks, bribing your way to airline upgrades, and challenges to flying on the airlines. Guest Tim Kirkwood has been a flight attendant for 38 years. He’s President of the aviation jobs board AviaNation.com, an online aviation employment board and recruitment site with aviation jobs in all job categories, worldwide. Tim is author of The Flight Attendant Career Guide, now in its fourth edition. This book is a career resource for U.S. and Canadian flight attendant applicants. Tim is also Executive…
  • AirplaneGeeks 325 Conversation with an NTSB Board Member

    thegeeks@airplanegeeks.com (Airplane Geeks)
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt, a penalty against Asiana Airlines, A350-900 type certification, the Fisher P-75 Eagle, Jabiru engines, UAV sense and avoid, Etihad growth into Europe, and aircraft at the G20 summit. Guest Robert Sumwalt, Board Member, National Transportation Safety Board. We talk with Robert about the process for being nominated and confirmed as an NTSB Board member, and the roles played by Board members, including being the face to the public for accident investigations, and reviewing and approving investigation reports. We also talk about the NTSB’s “Most Wanted List…
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    Greteman Group » News & Views

  • Boosting Brains and Igniting Imaginations

    Greteman Group
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Here in the Air Capital, we keep our eyes to the skies. And one of our brightest stars is Exploration Place, Sedgwick County’s much-loved science and discovery center. It came into being almost 15 years ago – a dream realized by Velma Wallace, whose husband Dwane guided Cessna Aircraft for more than 40 years. What...
  • Boosting Brains and Igniting Imaginations

    Greteman Group
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Greteman Group, an agency based in the Air Capital of the World, keeps its eyes to the skies. And does what it can to help deserving stars shine even brighter. For the holidays this year, it chose Sedgwick County’s much-loved science and discovery center, Exploration Place. The agency created a pro bono outreach campaign called...
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go With the Personal Data You Know

    Sarah Goertz
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    Retargeting. Everyone says they’re doing it. But try finding out what “it” actually means and you’re guaranteed to hear a few whoppers. Here’s all you need to know. It’s not magic. It’s data. Data, gathered from your online browsing history combined with social profiles (think Facebook and Twitter). If you have a web-based email address,...
  • Truth Is In Season

    Deanna Harms
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Ads seldom haunt. But this one does. In a good way. This three-minute-plus mini video – it feels wrong to call it a commercial – takes us back to Christmas Eve 1914. We feel the hard-packed earth of WWI trenches. Sense cold soldiers yearning for home. Memories seem to float in the air like the...
  • Business & Commercial Aviation; More Class

    Greteman Group
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Readers’ Feedback – More Class I sure appreciate “Shattering Glass” and the nod you give to women who are making a difference in the industry – including our very own Sonia Greteman. I’ve always loved this quote from former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole after his first meeting with Olive Ann Beech: “It was my first...
 
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    Around the Pattern

  • A Flight Between Storm Systems

    Tracy
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    We’re finally getting some much-needed precipitation up here in the mountains. Several of the ski resorts are open for business with a good start on their snow pack and we have a couple more days of storms on the way in from the coast. There was a break in the weather last weekend, so I […] The post A Flight Between Storm Systems appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Another Article About Aviation by a Non-pilot Reporter

    Tracy
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    As many of you probably know, a Phenom 100 crashed on approach to the Gaithersburg, MD Monday killing three people on the plane and another three in one of the houses that it hit. The Washington Post got right on the trending subject and put out an article on their website that would get them […] The post Another Article About Aviation by a Non-pilot Reporter appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Pattern Work in the Swift

    Tracy
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
    I managed to get the Swift back into the air for an hour yesterday.  I had looked at the weather forecast and today (Saturday) around Reno wasn’t supposed to look very nice. It turned out that they were right. It has rained off and on most of the day and the winds have been gusting […] The post Pattern Work in the Swift appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • All Set for Another 2 Years

    Tracy
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    I managed to check off all the required boxes for another two years.  With a fresh eye exam and two new pair of glasses I headed to the AME for my FAA Class III medical. That went smoothly – with the admonition that I need to get off my butt and get more exercise. That […] The post All Set for Another 2 Years appeared first on Around the Pattern.
  • Not Flying Much Lately

    Tracy
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s been about a month since my last flying report – the trip to Bridgeport for lunch. A week ago I made a really short trip to Carson City and back. Twenty-five minutes each way, engine start to stop. I wanted to change the oil in the Swift to a multi-weight (Aeroshell 15W50) for the […] The post Not Flying Much Lately appeared first on Around the Pattern.
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  • Taiwan publicize Hsiung Feng III supersonic anti-ship missile tests

    News Desk
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Taiwan unveiled test records of its new generation weapon systems, including the nation's latest supersonic anti-ship missile Hsiung Feng III and surface-to-air Tien Kung III missiles.
  • Partners in Europe and Asia Pacific gear up to support the F35 fleet

    Tamir Eshel
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    The US Department of Defense has assigned F-35 Regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for airframes and engines for the European and Asia Pacific Regions. Participating nations were provided with requirements for Regional MRO&U, or "heavy maintenance" needs for both F-35 engines and airframes.
  • KMW upgrades former Dutch Leopard 2s for the German Army

    Tamir Eshel
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    The German Army has received the first modernized Leopard 2A7 Main Battle Tank (MBT) upgraded by the original manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. Delivered on December 10, 2014 , the tank was the first of a batch of 20 former Dutch MBTs to be upgraded for the German Army.
  • Seoul is buying US and Israeli drones

    Tamir Eshel
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Seoul plans to spend 40 billion won (US$36.5 million) buying three Heron I MALE drones from Israel. The drones will support the frontline corps along the northwestern border with North Korea
  • Army, Marines invite proposals for a new light combat vehicle

    Tamir Eshel
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Joint Tactical Light Vehicle program moves forward on schedule - on Friday December 12, 2014 the US Army released to three potential suppliers a final version Request for proposal for the procurement of 55,000 armored vehicles, clearing the way for contenders AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense to submit proposals.
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  • Charlie Taylor & The Wright Brothers

    JetAviator7
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    Craig Kirkpatrick originally shared this article with The Aviation Community (General Discussion) on Google Plus: Charlie Taylor, Wright Brothers Employee Hello, my name is Charlie Taylor. Take a moment to read what Will and Orv accomplished with my help in 1903. I’ll guarantee it is a fun read: Charles E. Taylor as told to Robert S. Ball This story was originally published in Collier’s magazine December 25, 1948 and is reprinted here with the permission of the Charles E. Taylor family. Taylor and Ball wrote this story in 1948. It was a hot June night in Dayton. It must have been a…
  • The Boeing P-26 Peashooter

    JetAviator7
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Boeing P-26 PeashooterThe Boeing P-26 Peashooter was the first American all-metal production fighter aircraft and the first pursuit monoplane used by the United States Army Air Corps.[N 1] Designed and built by Boeing; the prototype first flew in 1932, and the type was still in use with the U.S. Army Air Corps as late as 1941 in the Philippines. The Boeing P-26 was a tricky airplane to land because of the short nose and powerful engine which made the aircraft want to flip nose over tail. This resulted in injury to a number of pilots, and so Boeing installed an armored headrest on the airplane…
  • Flying Legends Warbirds

    JetAviator7
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    Spitfire Aircraft In FlightIf you like airplanes then you probably love the Supermarine Spitfire! Anyone who has ever thought about World War II and the Battle of Britain surely knows about the legendary Spitfire and the men who flew them. As a pilot I have always loved the sound of those Rolls-Royce Merlin engines with their distinct sound. Whenever I get the chance I go to an airshow, more to see and hear those legendary aircraft from World War II than the whine of jet engines in the current military aircraft. Imperial War Museum In Duxford, England you will find the Imperial War Museum…
  • Wake Turbulence – Devil or Angel?

    JetAviator7
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    Wake Turbulence From An AircraftWhen I was learning to fly we were always advised to avoid wake turbulence at all costs, but perhaps that has changed now, at least for the USAF. After studying birds the engineers at Boeing came up with the idea of using wake turbulence from a lead aircraft to surf, much like race cars draft each other by getting close behind another car. The idea is for one aircraft to trail (surf) behind another aircraft and use the wake turbulence off of a wing to pull the trailing aircraft along. Theoretically you could have two aircraft trailing behind the left and right…
  • Sunglass Lenses

    JetAviator7
    30 May 2014 | 1:30 am
    Sunglass Lenses TintsAs you shop for aviator sunglasses you are sure to notice the different sunglass lenses colors, but have you ever considered the fact that the color the sunglass lenses might be important depending upon what you need the sunglasses for? Lens color is a key factor to the sunglass-wearing experience; the amount and types of details the pilot needs to see in various lighting conditions will determine the precise sunglass lens color he needs. “Color perception varies from person to person,” says Oakley’s Andy McSorley. “It is solely opinion-based.” Nonetheless, he…
 
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  • Charlie Taylor & The Wright Brothers

    JetAviator7
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    Craig Kirkpatrick originally shared this article with The Aviation Community (General Discussion) on Google Plus: Charlie Taylor, Wright Brothers Employee Hello, my name is Charlie Taylor. Take a moment to read what Will and Orv accomplished with my help in 1903. I’ll guarantee it is a fun read: Charles E. Taylor as told to Robert S. Ball This story was originally published in Collier’s magazine December 25, 1948 and is reprinted here with the permission of the Charles E. Taylor family. Taylor and Ball wrote this story in 1948. It was a hot June night in Dayton. It must have been a…
  • The Boeing P-26 Peashooter

    JetAviator7
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Boeing P-26 PeashooterThe Boeing P-26 Peashooter was the first American all-metal production fighter aircraft and the first pursuit monoplane used by the United States Army Air Corps.[N 1] Designed and built by Boeing; the prototype first flew in 1932, and the type was still in use with the U.S. Army Air Corps as late as 1941 in the Philippines. The Boeing P-26 was a tricky airplane to land because of the short nose and powerful engine which made the aircraft want to flip nose over tail. This resulted in injury to a number of pilots, and so Boeing installed an armored headrest on the airplane…
  • Flying Legends Warbirds

    JetAviator7
    18 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    Spitfire Aircraft In FlightIf you like airplanes then you probably love the Supermarine Spitfire! Anyone who has ever thought about World War II and the Battle of Britain surely knows about the legendary Spitfire and the men who flew them. As a pilot I have always loved the sound of those Rolls-Royce Merlin engines with their distinct sound. Whenever I get the chance I go to an airshow, more to see and hear those legendary aircraft from World War II than the whine of jet engines in the current military aircraft. Imperial War Museum In Duxford, England you will find the Imperial War Museum…
  • Wake Turbulence – Devil or Angel?

    JetAviator7
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    Wake Turbulence From An AircraftWhen I was learning to fly we were always advised to avoid wake turbulence at all costs, but perhaps that has changed now, at least for the USAF. After studying birds the engineers at Boeing came up with the idea of using wake turbulence from a lead aircraft to surf, much like race cars draft each other by getting close behind another car. The idea is for one aircraft to trail (surf) behind another aircraft and use the wake turbulence off of a wing to pull the trailing aircraft along. Theoretically you could have two aircraft trailing behind the left and right…
  • Sunglass Lenses

    JetAviator7
    30 May 2014 | 1:30 am
    Sunglass Lenses TintsAs you shop for aviator sunglasses you are sure to notice the different sunglass lenses colors, but have you ever considered the fact that the color the sunglass lenses might be important depending upon what you need the sunglasses for? Lens color is a key factor to the sunglass-wearing experience; the amount and types of details the pilot needs to see in various lighting conditions will determine the precise sunglass lens color he needs. “Color perception varies from person to person,” says Oakley’s Andy McSorley. “It is solely opinion-based.” Nonetheless, he…
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  • Holiday Spectacular – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 11/25/14 – 8pm (EASTERN)

    Staff Writer
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – It’s the time a year for families to gather and celebrate life.  The Warbird Radio family is gathering this Tuesday evening (11/25/14) for their annual holiday spectacular at 8pm EASTERN and you’re invited.  Just click the Listen LIVE button on the right side of your screen to tune in.  Thanks for listening […]
  • The R/C Scale Builder Show – Jerry Bates Plans

    Mike Chilson
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    WARBIRD RADIO – Join Mike Chilson and friends Tuesday, November 25th at 9:00pm ET as the RC Scale Builder Show returns LIVE. This episode our guest will be plan designer Jerry Bates, of Jerry Bates Plans. Be sure to join us LIVE to ask Jerry your questions and get lots of other info from the […]
  • The Texas Warbird Report – Trey’s Welcome To Texas Show – 9pm (EASTERN)

    Staff Writer
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Things could get out of hand on this show.  Consider yourself warned.  The Texas Warbird Report is back with more of tales from the Texas aviation scene.  Tonight we are joined by some of the young guns of warbirds. A trio of AT-6 drivers, Taylor Stevenson, Trey Carrol and Mark Todd. They […]
  • Artist, Author – John Mollison – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 11/18/14 – 8pm (EASTERN)

    Staff Writer
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – Aviation artist, author and historian John Mollison joins Matt Jolley on this week’s Warbird Radio LIVE!  Tune in at 8pm (EASTERN) 11/18/14 to hear the latest news from John’s studio.  On this episode we’ll discuss his work on Bob Pardo’s famous F-4 Phantom push and much more.  For information on John’s work […]
  • Fires of October Author Blaine L Pardoe – Warbird Radio LIVE! – 11/11/14 – 8pm (EASTERN)

    Staff Writer
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    WARBIRD RADIO – New York Times best selling author Blaine L. Pardoe joins Matt Jolley this Veteran’s Day to discuss his upcoming book Fires of October.  Centered around the planned US invasion of Cuba during the missile crisis of 1962, Pardoe says there’s lots of new material inside that explains how the invasion may have […]
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  • Blue Air celebrates 10th anniversary with new route to Liverpool; Romanian LCC faces stiff competition from Wizz Air and TAROM

    anna.aero
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:21 am
    Romania’s very own LCC Blue Air has reached a major milestone, 10 years of flights. We look at what competition the airline faces on its busiest routes, its newest routes and some of the routes that have proved less than successful. Romania’s Blue Air reached a significant milestone on Saturday 13 December when it celebrated […]The post Blue Air celebrates 10th anniversary with new route to Liverpool; Romanian LCC faces stiff competition from Wizz Air and TAROM appeared first on anna.aero.
  • V Air launches flights as Taiwan’s newest airline

    anna.aero
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:17 am
    V Air is newest LCC starting daily flights from Taipei to Bangkok Don Mueang. V Air (IATA code ZV) became the newest airline in Asia when, on 17 December, it launched daily flights between Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) and Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) using its only aircraft, a 194-seat A321. The 2,486-kilometre route is already served […]The post V Air launches flights as Taiwan’s newest airline appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Air Canada rouge expands seasonal offering from Vancouver

    anna.aero
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:13 am
    Air Canada rouge now connects Vancouver to Phoenix, AZ and Palm Springs, CA with daily and thrice-weekly flights respectively, using its A319s. Competes against WestJet and US Airways. Air Canada rouge, the new venture leisure airline from Air Canada that was launched in July 2013, expanded its seasonal offering from Vancouver (YVR), with two new […]The post Air Canada rouge expands seasonal offering from Vancouver appeared first on anna.aero.
  • Finnair touches down at Miami from Helsinki

    anna.aero
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    Finnair now links Helsinki to Miami in Florida with twice-weekly flights using its A340-300s. Finnair expanded its presence in the US market on 16 December, when it commenced operations to Miami, FL (MIA) from its Helsinki (HEL) base. The 8,344-kilometre sector, which was last operated in April 2005, will be served twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays), […]The post Finnair touches down at Miami from Helsinki appeared first on anna.aero.
  • flydubai continues its European expansion

    anna.aero
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:55 am
    flydubai adds its fifth European route in December, starting services to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. flydubai continued its rapid European expansion during the final month of 2014, launching thrice-weekly services from its Dubai (DXB) hub to Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb (ZAG). The 4,167-kilometre sector joins the recently launched European destinations of Bratislava, Prague, […]The post flydubai continues its European expansion appeared first on anna.aero.
 
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  • 5 Airline Marketing Lessons from MailChimp and “Serial”

    Shubhodeep Pal
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    If you’re reading this and have no idea what “Serial” is, then you should imagine some admonishing words from me and read more about it — or better still, listen to it. If you already listen to it, and are wondering what airline marketing has to do with it, then please enjoy some tidbits from […]The post 5 Airline Marketing Lessons from MailChimp and “Serial” appeared first on SimpliFlying - The Leading Airline Marketing Consultancy.Author informationShubhodeep PalVice President, Products and Operations at SimpliFlyingShubhodeep Pal is the Vice…
  • Airlines to hold on tight to social media this Christmas, hopefully with good crisis communications plan in place

    Li Guen
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:31 am
    Existing crisis management focus only on accidents, that happen less than 5% of the time. On the other hand, airline incidents and occurrences make up the bulk of social media volume. These often go unreported but need to be tackled, especially in this social media age. End December has always been the busiest period for airlines around […]The post Airlines to hold on tight to social media this Christmas, hopefully with good crisis communications plan in place appeared first on SimpliFlying - The Leading Airline Marketing Consultancy.Author informationLi GuenHead of Communications and…
  • Which were the best airline marketing campaigns in November 2014? Find out in our Airline Marketing Benchmark Report

    Shubhodeep Pal
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    Jointly produced by SimpliFlying, and industry and consumer trends research agency, airlinetrends.com, the highly-acclaimed Airline Marketing Benchmark Report analyses a wide range of airline marketing case studies each month. Disover [...]The post Which were the best airline marketing campaigns in November 2014? Find out in our Airline Marketing Benchmark Report appeared first on SimpliFlying - The Leading Airline Marketing Consultancy.Author informationShubhodeep PalVice President, Products and Operations at SimpliFlyingShubhodeep Pal is the Vice President, Products and Operations at…
  • Qantas A380 emergency landing in Perth: The realities of social media come to fore #QF2

    Shashank Nigam
    7 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
    As flight Qantas flight QF2 from Dubai to Sydney diverted to Perth, there were Live accounts of passengers, discussions among aviation experts online and services reporting the status of the flight in real-time. The Qantas A380 emergency landing was Live, online. Here’s how the story unfolded. The age of the connected traveller is here. In the […]The post Qantas A380 emergency landing in Perth: The realities of social media come to fore #QF2 appeared first on SimpliFlying - The Leading Airline Marketing Consultancy.Author informationShashank NigamCEO at SimpliFlyingShashank Nigam…
  • The tipping point for free in-flight Wi-Fi: a $1171 bill on Singapore Airlines for Jeremy Gutsche

    Shashank Nigam
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    The tipping point Jeremy Gutsche has had to pay $1171 for using Wi-Fi on his Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore. That’s worth over two years of high-speed internet connection fee in Jeremy’s hometown Toronto. Charging for Wi-Fi is possibly the biggest risk airline brands face in the next decade. Moreover, if we take into account Emirates’ announcement […]The post The tipping point for free in-flight Wi-Fi: a $1171 bill on Singapore Airlines for Jeremy Gutsche appeared first on SimpliFlying - The Leading Airline Marketing Consultancy.Author…
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  • 31 Aviation Marketing Tips from from the 2014 Master Class

    Paula Williams
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Since we get to work with the smartest people in the Aviation industry, it is not surprising that we learn a lot. In the case of these 31 aviation marketing tips from the 2014 Aviation Marketing Master Class, sometimes these are ideas that we’ve heard before, but applied in a new way that makes all the difference! Our most successful clients and members are those that take solid sales, marketing and customer service principles and adapt them to their businesses in an innovative way that really gives the idea power, and “lift!” The tips that follow are great, but the…
  • What’s the Secret to Developing Sales and Marketing Skills?

    ABCI Admin
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Pilots log time to practice and develop skills and credibility. Sales and marketing professionals need to do to the same! It’s no surprise to me that hiring executives in the aviation industry tend to hire for aviation expertise, but it’s a mystery to me how they don’t seem to realize that other types of expertise, like sales and marketing skills, are developed in the same way. “He’ll make a great salesperson,” they say – he knows a lot about airplanes and he’s very outgoing.” Or – “He will be great at marketing- look at that…
  • What Prospects Need Vs. What They THINK They Need

    Paula Williams
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have asked for a faster horse. Henry Ford If you sell a complex product or service, you know what it’s like to talk with a customer that has a very different idea of what they think they need versus what YOU believe they need. Our customer’s “perceived need” may be very different from our own view of their situation. Take our Marketing Master Class. Please. We are absolutely convinced the more our clients know about marketing, the more successful they will be.   We think that learning marketing and sales skills and techniques is…
  • Happy Thanksgiving – We’re Thankful for You!

    Paula Williams
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Whether you’re a long-time client, a new member, a casual reader of our articles, or just follow us on social media, we thought we’d take the opportunity of the Thanksgiving holiday to say, “Thank you”  – for one or many of the reasons below: Because you work in aviation, making the field better and more vibrant with your ideas and efforts. Because you’re doing what you can to improve the industry and economy, which helps everyone. Because you care about sales and marketing, and the reputation of one or both of those professions (we can use all the GOOD…
  • December 2014 Marketing Calendar

    Paula Williams
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:51 pm
    MEBA, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and the most important Marketing Master Class of the year – Planning your 2015 Marketing Calendar! You won’t want to miss anything this December. Click the image below to download the full-size December 2014 Aviation Marketing Calendar.  Print it out, write in your important campaigns and deadlines and hang it where you’ll see it. Note – don’t print from Firefox! (It won’t work very well.)   Open with a PDF editor like Adobe or Preview.
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  • Female airline pilots – Is a good career choice for a woman?

    paulaabci
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Female airline pilots – Is it a good career choice for a woman? Paula Williams:  Is it a good career choice for a women to be an airline pilot? Captain 

David Santo: Yes. Absolutely. I don’t think there’s any difference between the career opportunities for men and women. Specifically, Paula I’ll tell you why: Because the airlines do things by seniority, by date-of-hire seniority. That takes all of the bias out of it. If a men and a women are hired at the same date, they’re going to upgrade with the same opportunities. They’re going to have everything…
  • How do International Students qualify for training?

    paulaabci
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Female airline pilots – Is it a good career choice for a woman? Paula Williams:  Is it a good career choice for a women to be an airline pilot? Captain 

David Santo: Yes. Absolutely. I don’t think there’s any difference between the career opportunities for men and women. Specifically, Paula I’ll tell you why: Because the airlines do things by seniority, by date-of-hire seniority. That takes all of the bias out of it. If a men and a women are hired at the same date, they’re going to upgrade with the same opportunities. They’re going to have everything…
  • What are the academic requirements for airline pilots?

    paulaabci
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    “What are the academic requirements for airline pilots?” “Do I have to have perfect grades in science and math?” We ask Captain David Santo. Paula Williams: What are the academic qualifications that are required for any of your programs or any programs that you know of? Captain David Santo:  It’s not that challenging academically.  I know that people like to promote aviation as being a very tough career field.  It’s not.  You do have to be able to memorize.  You do have to be able to study and apply yourself.  You do need to be able to understand…
  • What salary does an airline pilot earn?

    paulaabci
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    One of the key questions that must be considered for any vocation is compensation. What salary does an airline pilot earn?   We ask Captain David Santo, here’s his answer. Paula Williams: Next question of course we want to get right down to the nuts and bolts. What kind of salary can I expect? Captain David Santo: Well, that’s a very good question because it’s a pretty wide spectrum. The entry level into the aviation career field is typically flight instructing if you don’t come through the military. I did not. I was a civilian pilot. I flight instructed. That was…
  • Is it Still a Good Career Choice to be an Airline Pilot?

    paulaabci
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    We asked Captain David Santo if it is still a good career choice to be an airline pilot.  This was his answer:   Paula Williams:  Again, if you have a question, please feel free to enter it in the chat window.  We’ll start with some that we had.  Is it still a good career choice to be an airline pilot? Does your career choice involve airline wings? – These are from British European Airways. Captain David Santo:  Well, I think so.  I don’t think people choose to be airline pilots because they think it’s a great career choice.  I think being an airline pilot…
 
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  • Index of First Flights — November

    Mark Jones Jr
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Feedback needed: Should I clean up the format? Should I hyperlink or just leave it as plain text? What else do you like or not like about the layout? Send a tweet to @FlightTestFact with your thoughts. What is your favorite airplane and when was its first flight? Send a tweet to @FlightTestFact to see it featured.  Search #flighttest on twitter for more. 11/1/1942 First flight #flighttest of the Westland Welkin. History of development of Welkin and related variants http://ow.ly/DF9ff 11/2 First flight #flighttest of Lockheed XH-51 (1962) & CL-475 (1959), both rigid rotor experimental…
  • sift – ATOMs #14-18

    Mark Jones Jr
    9 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Sift The dictionary defines sift as a verb meaning to examine (something) thoroughly so as to isolate that which is most important or useful. How do we know what is most important or useful? I don’t know, but I do believe that applied tools of mathematics and statistics are in the top strata. In this environment, the demands on the flight test professional are ever increasing–added administrative responsibility with experience, schedule pressure, or even design complexity, just to name a few. The last thing I want to do is add something, but illustrating the wide applicability…
  • the fall of continuous improvement – ATOMs #14-17

    Mark Jones Jr
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    As I write this, it’s mid October, and I’ve just returned to the North Carolina Piedmont region from a five day trip to Arizona. When I came home Saturday it was as if the colors had suddenly changed–autumn had erupted into the brilliant colors that I love. The truth is, they had not suddenly changed. Instead, it was because I had some temporal distance from the data that I noticed the difference so vividly. You’ve probably experienced something similar. This phenomenon illustrates some important analytical principles in the following three broad…
  • Index of First Flights — October

    Mark Jones Jr
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Feedback needed: Should I clean up the format? Should I hyperlink or just leave it as plain text? What else do you like or not like about the layout? Send a tweet to @FlightTestFact with your thoughts. 10/1/1942 First flight #flighttest of the Bell XP-59 Airacomet, the first US jet http://ow.ly/C9a8n #video http://ow.ly/C9aaN 10/2/1931 First flight #flighttest of the Ju 49, the world’s 2nd pressurized aircraft, a high altitude test bed http://ow.ly/CbZDQ 10/3/1979 First flight #flighttest of the Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS355 Twin Squirrel http://ow.ly/CeLa2 via @airbus…
  • back flips — observations #38

    Mark Jones Jr
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Yesterday, I jumped around on the trampoline with my three youngest kids, at separate times. With my daughter, Emily, I was brave enough to try a back flip (probably my first since the four stitches incident). Emily tried too. I know how to flip on the trampoline but could not communicate to her how to make one’s body move in that way. Knowing how to do something doesn’t mean you know how to teach it, much less make you a teacher. (Teachers everywhere agree vigorously, while a handful of “life coaches” everywhere probably don’t.) There are many steps in teaching,…
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  • Simple Gifts

    Sonia Greteman
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Think quick. What’s been your favorite 2014 holiday greeting – either in your mailbox or inbox? No doubt, it popped into your mind fast. A unique one stands out. We’ve created several this year that should pass the is-it-memorable test. Each rewards the recipient with a creative payoff – from a smile and a knowing...
  • Boosting Brains and Igniting Imaginations

    Greteman Group
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Here in the Air Capital, we keep our eyes to the skies. And one of our brightest stars is Exploration Place, Sedgwick County’s much-loved science and discovery center. It came into being almost 15 years ago – a dream realized by Velma Wallace, whose husband Dwane guided Cessna Aircraft for more than 40 years. What...
  • Boosting Brains and Igniting Imaginations

    Greteman Group
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Greteman Group, an agency based in the Air Capital of the World, keeps its eyes to the skies. And does what it can to help deserving stars shine even brighter. For the holidays this year, it chose Sedgwick County’s much-loved science and discovery center, Exploration Place. The agency created a pro bono outreach campaign called...
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go With the Personal Data You Know

    Sarah Goertz
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    Retargeting. Everyone says they’re doing it. But try finding out what “it” actually means and you’re guaranteed to hear a few whoppers. Here’s all you need to know. It’s not magic. It’s data. Data, gathered from your online browsing history combined with social profiles (think Facebook and Twitter). If you have a web-based email address,...
  • Truth Is In Season

    Deanna Harms
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Ads seldom haunt. But this one does. In a good way. This three-minute-plus mini video – it feels wrong to call it a commercial – takes us back to Christmas Eve 1914. We feel the hard-packed earth of WWI trenches. Sense cold soldiers yearning for home. Memories seem to float in the air like the...
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  • My tailwheel transition story, so far

    Nathan Smith
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    I’m a recently-minted private pilot with about 70 hours, and a little over 3 hours into tailwheel endorsement training. Interestingly enough, the tailwheel endorsement has been my big goal, perhaps even more so than the PPL! But there is an order to things, and these days the PPL checkride is mostly tailored to the Cessna 172. There are exceptions, but this seems to be the general rule. Old school? Perhaps. But a whole lot of fun too. Thus, I worked through my private pilot training mostly in a 172 (with some 152 time thrown in for good measure). Meanwhile, I read just about everything…
  • Where is your checklist? Make your own

    Matt Hanson
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    Checklists are a common tool in aviation to help make sure you don’t forget to do something at some point in time. Even if you don’t always follow them line by line when in a familiar situation, I am sure they helped you develop those subconscious routines you use in all phases of flight, from startup to shut down with maybe an ILS approach down to minimums in between for good measure. Despite the obvious benefits of using checklists, many pilots fail to recognize the real cognitive value of checklists lies in the process of creating them. One of my favorite activities when purchasing or…
  • Phenom jet v. house – everyone loses in terrible tragedy

    Richard Collins
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Bad things that happen close to home do get your attention, especially when they relate to your chosen field. A Phenom 100 light jet, flown single-pilot by its owner, a physician and businessman, crashed into three houses when on final approach to runway 14 at Montgomery County Airpark in Maryland at 10:42 a.m. on Monday, December 8. The three people in the jet died. In what was the worst possible outcome on the ground, a mother and her two young sons, one an infant, died in their home. As the jet broke apart on impact, a wing of the jet apparently went into their house and exploded in a huge…
  • 10 questions for AOPA’s George Perry

    John Zimmerman
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    After 22 years at the helm of the AOPA Air Safety Institute, well-known safety advocate Bruce Landsberg is retiring. His replacement, George Perry, comes to the job with a diverse aviation background, including 20 years as a US Navy fighter pilot. He’s no stranger to general aviation though, from learning to fly as a teenager to owning a Mooney. We spoke to Perry about his approach to safety and his hopes for general aviation’s future. George Perry is the new leader of AOPA’s Air Safety Institute. Many pilots have landing on an aircraft carrier on their bucket lists.
  • Those photo missions – smile!

    Richard Collins
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:52 am
    Editor’s note: This is the latest in Richard Collins’ series called “Logbooks,” where he looks back through his decades of flying experiences to recall some of the memorable airplanes he’s flown. You can read more here. I flew a lot of photo missions, both air-to-air and otherwise, and will always remember a letter to FLYING about this. The reader had a serious question about why the pilot of the airplane being photographed was always looking at the camera. The suggestion was that those posing airplanes for photos must be a bunch of prima donnas. If that had been true, we would…
 
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  • Reader poll – iPhone 6 Plus

    John Zimmerman
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    The iPhone 6 Plus was introduced in late September 2014, and has since proven to be a popular phone around the world – including among pilots. Some pilots are even considering the “phablet” to be a replacement for an iPad. Its 5.5″ screen isn’t too much smaller that the iPad Mini’s 7.9″ screen, and is easy to mount in the cockpit. Other pilots consider it too small to be a real tablet replacement. We want to know what you think. Is the iPhone 6 Plus an attractive option for pilots? Or is the iPad still the way to go? Vote below, then add a comment.
  • X-Plane flight simulator comes to iPad

    John Zimmerman
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    Like most of the software world, flight simulators have been moving towards the iPad, although perhaps a little slower than other segments. One of the leading flight simulator programs for desktop computers, X-Plane, has produced a variety of iPad apps over the past few years, but none of them were the full-featured program that many pilots are used to. With the recent release of X-Plane 10 for the iPad and iPhone, though, that full-featured flight simulator is finally here. The new X Plane 10 app includes realistic cockpits and impressive graphics. The new X-Plane 10 app includes five…
  • iPad troubleshooting techniques for pilots

    Bret Koebbe
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The iPad is hands down the most popular tablet for pilots, thanks in part to its excellent reliability. As iPad pilots we’ve been very fortunate over the past several years as feature-rich apps, accessories and new iPad models continue to be developed at a rapid pace. But with this fast evolution in technology it’s easy to forget about one of the primary reasons the iPad became so popular with pilots in the first place. Yes it has a bright color screen, great battery life and a form factor that fits well in the cockpit. But in our opinion the #1 reason the iPad became the first…
  • Top 10 aviation apps (you haven’t heard of)

    Bret Koebbe
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The NRST app provides a list of nearest airports and basic navigation when needed for a diversion. Last week we covered the top 10 aviation apps we see pilots using most in the cockpit. This top 10 list is a bit different, and is designed to help you expand your app horizons and check out some different aviation apps you might not have heard of: 10. NRST: Descent Rate and Airport Finder. This app provides a great resource when you need to initiate a diversion and find the nearest airport. It maintains a list of nearest airports based on your present position, including distance and…
  • Choosing the right iPad GPS – tips for pilots

    John Zimmerman
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    External iPad GPSs were one of the first accessories to appear for the iPad. After the iPad was released in 2010, pilots quickly realized that the tablet was far more useful with an accurate position source – moving maps, terrain warnings and so much more come into play. Initially there were very few options for pilots, but the market has rapidly expanded and now there are more choices than ever. How do you pick the right one? Let’s survey the market. An iPad GPS is a powerful tool for your iPad, and a good backup if nothing else. Do you need a GPS? The first question some…
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  • Indonesia Airports Build: What You Need to Know

    Maxim Roelen
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    Editor’s note: As some of you know, we like to give aspiring aviation professionals a voice as part of our Generation Y feature. So today we have Maxim Roelen who is writing a 2-part series on Indonesia airports focusing on the situation in Jakarta.  Jakarta is the beating heart of Indonesia’s aviation market, one easily […]
  • Greg Principato Joins NASAO

    Greg Principato
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    As I write this I am less than twelve hours away from starting a new chapter in my life as President and CEO of the National Association of State Aviation Officials, also known as NASAO. NASAO is one of the oldest aviation organizations in the United States, having been founded in 1931 before there was […]
  • Australia Airports Build: The Other End of the Line

    Dan Parsons
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The focus of post 2 of this series was the pressure currently being placed on the Brisbane Airport in Australia, in part, from a type of mining operation known as FIFO. Obviously, for the FIFO concept to work there need to be airports at the other end of the sector and that is the topic of […]
  • Happy Birthday to Me!

    Jinan Alrawi
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    New Airport Insider missed its first birthday, can you believe it? We published the first post on 4 October 2013 but forgot to celebrate our 1 year of existence. Today, 30 airport articles later, we want to share with you a bit of the journey with a few words from each of the team members. Dan Parsons […]
  • How Industry and Media Drive U.S. Aviation Debate

    Greg Principato
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Editor’s Note: Today, we are pleased to have an opinion post by an industry thought leader Greg Principato.  Would you like to contribute a guest post to New Airport Insider? Contact us. No One Is Interested, No One Understands When I was President of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) from 2005-2013, I spent a great […]
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  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 0: The post-offer stage

    Larry M. Coleman
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:32 pm
    In my last post, I went over what a typical airline interview is like. If you're lucky, your company will tell you right away if you're hired. Mine did, and as a welcome aboard present gave me a packet of material to study before showing up for my class date three weeks from then.Airlines differ in philosophy when it comes to preparing for ground school. Some of them do not want you to study anything before coming in because they don't want you to be studying the "wrong" things or the right things in the "wrong" way (meaning not the way they do it there). Others expect you to have already…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 0: The interview

    Larry M. Coleman
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    In Part 1 of this series, I went over my qualifications and gave some suggestions of things to consider when choosing an airline to apply at. This time, I'll get into more detail about what the interview itself was like. And, no, there will be no "dress nicely" or "smile and make eye contact" tips in this post to waste your time.I mentioned before that a resource I wish I would have known about before my interview is the excellent overview book The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual by Greg Brown & Mark Holt. (If you prefer an eBook, there's a paper copy bundled with the e-formatted version…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 0: The pre-hire stage

    Larry M. Coleman
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    I'd planned to start this series much earlier, but the process (plus keeping up with regular life) has been more energy-demanding and time-consuming that I expected—and that's even after taking Hofstadter's Law (it always takes longer than you expect) into account.I hadn't planned to enter the Part 121 (airline) world, but then again, when I learned to fly years ago, I hadn't planned to become a flight instructor either, and that worked out pretty well anyway. Aviation has a way of drawing one in little by little. One seemingly big step leads naturally to another one: the "how do I even…
  • Becoming an Airline Pilot, The Series

    Larry M. Coleman
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are a lot of posts in this series, since there is a lot that goes into becoming an airline pilot. For those who don't want to read through all of them from beginning to end, here's a table of contents for you.Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 0: Before the beginningPart 1: The pre-hire stagePart 2: The interviewPart 3: The post-offer stage Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 1: Ground school (Coming soon!)  Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 2: More ground school (Coming soon!)Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 3: Still more ground school (Coming soon!)Becoming an Airline Pilot, Week 4:…
  • What do beer and thunderstorms have in common?

    Larry M. Coleman
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    We all know that beer and flying don't mix. What you may not know is that the same thing that causes trouble for your beer also causes trouble for your flying.If you're already a weather expert, this post may help you visualize some of the terms you already know in a different way. If you're not, have no fear: you're going to be ahead of the game because you'll understand more about some technical weather terms that you'll see on your private and/or instrument written exams than I did back when I took mine.Those terms are "convection" and "latent heat of condensation". I made it all the way…
 
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    20 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Do you wish to use a product which makes best use of the dimension of your muscular tissues? Are you looking for that item which can provide you the reliable and also reliable power and also vigor with no work out? Then it is my advice to you people that you must utilize Optimal Stack to get the excellent results. Optimal Stack is very created bodybuilding supplement which is specially formulate for all those individuals which wish to enhance the size of their muscles and also physical body but fed up by using in your area as well as low quality body building items. The producer of Ideal…
  • 5 Short and Funny Airlines Holiday Commercials

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    Take a look at the list of 5 Short and Funny Airlines Holiday Commercials! Icelandair Finnair British Airways 1 British Airways 2 Air New Zealand
  • A380 first delivery to Etihad Airways

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    Etihad Airways – the United Arab Emirates’ national airline – is continuing to reimagine flying with the milestone delivery of its first Airbus A380 aircraft on the 18th of December, 2014. Congradulations to Etihad and let's see the short video how A380 looks like!
  • Top 5 Airlines Holiday Commercials

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    1. Finnair’s commercial 2. WestJet Christmas 3. Icelandair Christmas 4. Delta Airlines holiday commercial 5. Hawaiian Airlines funny Christmas commercial
  • Incredible future aircraft

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:04 am
    NASA is helping to build Supersonic passenger planes in future. Incredible aircraft that looks like something straight out from "Star Wars"! See more information on the video.
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  • Frontier Airlines orders 9 Airbus A321 aircraft

    Editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Airbus has announced that Frontier Airlines will purchase nine new A321 aircraft. The firm order for nine A321 aircraft adds Frontier Airlines to the list of carriers operating the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. Frontier Airlines currently has a fleet of 35 Airbus A319 and 20 Airbus A320 aircraft. In addition to the nine A321′s, Frontier has an order backlog 80 Airbus A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft. Frontier is yet to announce its engine selection or seating configuration for its nine new A321s. David Siegel, Frontier Airlines CEO said: “We continue to come…
  • Airbus A350-900 receives FAA Type Certification

    Editor
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    Airbus has announced that their A350-900 aircraft has received Type Certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The A350-900 was awarded type certification yesterday at the FAA headquarters in Washington D.C.. Dubbed “The world’s latest generation commercial airliner”, the A350-900′s type certification signatures included FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Peggy Gilligan and Airbus Group Inc. Chairman Allan McArtor. The certified aircraft is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Yesterdays announcement follows the A350-900…
  • Boeing Delivers Emirates’ 100th 777-300ER

    Editor
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    Boeing has announced it has delivered Emirates’ 100th 777-300ER aircraft. Boeing and Emirates are celebrating the delivery of the aircraft. Dubai-based airline, Emirates have received their 100th Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates ordered its first 777 two decades ago. Emirates has 142 Boeing 777s in their fleet, and are also the only airline that can boast they operate all the 777 variants. Operating 213 aircraft, the Boeing 777 makes up the majority of Emirates’ fleet. Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline said:”The Boeing 777-300ER is one of the most remarkable…
  • Emirates CEO Tim Clarke believes MH370 was under control until the end

    Editor
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Emirates CEO and President Sir Tim Clarke has said he believes flight MH370 “was under control, probably until the very end”. Sir Tim told Aviation Week in July of his concerns, he said: “Something is not right here and we need to get to the bottom of it.” The latest theory of what happened to flight MH370 comes from the Australian Transport Bureau. They announced last week that flight MH370 was likely to have flown with the autopilot engaged for some 5 hours, before crashing after running out of fuel over the Indian Ocean. However Emirates CEO and President Sir Tim is…
  • Garuda Indonesia orders 50 737MAX 8s

    Editor
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Garuda Indonesia has announced they have ordered 50 737 MAX 8s from Boeing. The order is estimated to be valued at $4.9 billion.Garuda Indonesia is the flag carrier of Indonesia, the airline has announced they will buy 46 new 737 MAX 8s. They will also convert existing orders for 4 Next-Generation 737-800s to 737 MAX 8s. Emirsyah Satar, chief executive officer, Garuda Indonesia said: “The 737 MAX 8 represents a bright, efficient future for Garuda Indonesia. This order helps continue our commitment to offer the people of Indonesia and Southeast Asia the most comfortable, most efficient air…
 
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  • Armed Forces of Malta receive second AW139 helicopter

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    The Armed Forces of Malta has today received the second Agusta Westland 139 helicopter. The first AW139 was delivered last June and together they will enable Armed Forces personnel additional capabilities.  In conjunction with the two already successful Beech King Air 200 fixed wing aircraft, they will be used for Search and Rescue and border patrol operations. This newly upgraded fleet, now worth over €50 million ,will enable the Armed Forces of Malta to assist in missions that were previously out of reach.  This is mainly due to the extended range owing to high performance engines and…
  • Super Puma operators ordered to perform additional checks on jamming doors

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    Operators using Super Puma helicopters in the North Sea have been ordered by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) to perform additional checks on the emergency exit doors. The directive was issued after exit doors failed to open during recent routine jettison tests. It was found that the doors were jamming due corrosion arising from residual water. Since this problem can have an adverse effect on safety operations, in particular in the event of an emergency evacuation, EASA has ordered Super Puma operators to carry out necessary inspections. These should be carried out within 3 months for…
  • Sikorksy negotiating deal with India for S-70B

    admin
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:08 am
    India is negotiating a 1 billion dollar deal with Sikorsky regarding the purchase of 16 helicopters. The multi-role helicopters, the S-70B Seahawk, will be delivered to the Indian navy with an option for further eight. India has already ordered more than ten billion dollar of US weaponry in the past; equipment like C-130J and C-17 airplanes. Last year alone, India bought around 1.9 billion dollars of US military hardware. As times passes by, India is replacing its aging soviet-era equipment with modern, higher technology equipment. The S-70B will be equipped with a 360 degree search radar…
  • Taiwan Army receives first batch of UH-60 Black Hawks

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    Taiwan has received the first batch of  a total of 60 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters purchased from the United States. A total of 4 Black Hawk helicopters have arrived in Kaohsiung, early Wednesday 3rd November.  The helicopters will be unloaded, assembled and will finally be subjected to air and ground testing before rendering them operational. This process should be completed by Saturday and thereafter will be operated by the Army Aviation Special Forces in Guiren. The US Government had agreed to sell the 60 Black Hawk helicopters  in early 2010 US $3.1 billion All helicopters are…
  • Firetruck clips a Chilean Metropolitan Police EC-135

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    1 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    In the Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile, pilots of a police helicopter had a narrow escape after being called onto a scene involving a drunk driver that crashed in a police car. Three officers were injured in drunk driving incident.  The street was closed so that the police helicopter, an EC135, could land with a paramedic on board. More chaos came about as a firetruck that was in the accident zone struck one of the helicopter’s rotor blades causing it to spin out of control; the tail boom snapped off while the fuselage continued to turn. In the end, the helicopter flipped over with…
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